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Recent changes to planning: an overview

There have been several changes to the planning system in recent months, reflecting the response to Covid-19 and most recently in support of the Prime Minister’s evocation to ‘build, build, build’.

‘No DSS’ no longer

The Department for Social Security or more commonly referred to as ‘DSS’, was the government department responsible for providing benefit payments. The department was however replaced in 2001 by the Department of Work and Pensions. In the case of Rosie Keogh v Nicholas George Ltd, the complainant contacted a local letting agent regarding a property […]

Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.

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Eversheds partner is named outstanding woman in construction law at awards

Eversheds construction partner Mary Anne Roff has been announced as the outstanding woman of the year in construction law at the annual European Construction and Engineering Awards. Roth was nominated for the award by global head of construction and engineering Simon Oats, with her submission being supported by testimonials from her colleagues and many of […]

James Berry of Serjeant’s Inn elected to Parliament

James Berry has been elected to Parliament for the Kingston and Surbiton constituency. It is Berry’s intention to maintain a professional practice to the extent that his Parliamentary and constituency duties permit, the likelihood being that he will be available for advisory work during Parliamentary sittings and also for trial work during recesses.

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Oil industry must turn this crisis into a catalyst

The price of oil is not going up any time soon so operators must exploit the situation to create streamlined processes and ditch their ‘two tribes’ mentality. I’ve just returned from Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2015 in Houston. The OTC has been held annually since 1969 and is the leading annual event for the oil […]

Sarajevo Business Forum, with Karanović & Nikolić lawyers in attendance

Karanović & Nikolić’s Patricia Gannon, Andrea Wilson and Stevan Dimitrijević attended the recent Sarajevo Business Forum and were addressed by leading political figures from the former Yugoslavia. International guests confirmed their commitment to investment, in particular, in the real estate, infrastructure, agribusiness and hospitality throughout the region.   

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